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Posted: 03 Dec 19, 09:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All the photos here are taken from a new video featuring Zandra Rhodes' outfits which she made for Queen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj9S1p9NOi4).

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Posted: 03 Dec 19, 14:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definitely Queen ll tour rather than the later Sheer Heart Attack dates.



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Posted: 03 Dec 19, 14:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 03 Dec 19, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Incredible photos - never seen them before.

They're almost certainly Rainbow 3-31-74 (can't imagine them being anything else).

Are the last two photos from the encore? When would the outfit change have otherwise occurred?



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Posted: 03 Dec 19, 17:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

those are great, look similar to some photos we have, but it's nice to see something new


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Posted: 04 Dec 19, 04:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For the outfits, I’d assume things went like this:

Zandra Rhodes: Father To Son through Great King Rat
The black and white outfit in these photos: End of Great King Rat through the first part of KYA
Black with studs: KYA 2nd part through Liar
Floral jacket: See What A Fool I’ve Been

Budokan 5/1 seems to have had a similar outfit change during KYA

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Posted: 04 Dec 19, 12:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To me the last picture looks like a pose Freddie would've done during Big Spender and that was performed at the Rainbow that night.

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Posted: 04 Dec 19, 17:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Real Wizard wrote:

Incredible photos - never seen them before.

They're almost certainly Rainbow 3-31-74 (can't imagine them being anything else).

Are the last two photos from the encore? When would the outfit change have otherwise occurred?


Yeah they are incredible, I'm sure you're right about them being from the Rainbow, but a couple of questions/observations.

Some are taken from the stage, some are from the front looking at the stage. Are they taken by the same person? And are they all from the same concert?

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Posted: 04 Dec 19, 17:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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The Real Wizard wrote:

Incredible photos - never seen them before.

They're almost certainly Rainbow 3-31-74 (can't imagine them being anything else).

Are the last two photos from the encore? When would the outfit change have otherwise occurred?


Yeah they are incredible, I'm sure you're right about them being from the Rainbow, but a couple of questions/observations.

Some are taken from the stage, some are from the front looking at the stage. Are they taken by the same person? And are they all from the same concert?


Pretty sure they are.

Mercury's outfit was designed for the Rainbow show, so it certainly isn't from any of the earlier UK tour shows. There's a slight chance the photos could be from the following US tour, but I seriously doubt it.



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Posted: 05 Dec 19, 00:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Those last pics can't be from the encore because Brian used a strat after he broke a string during Liar (as heard during See What a Fool I've Been on the live album). Must have been during the main set at some point, unless the setlist on Queenlive.ca isn't correct.

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Posted: 05 Dec 19, 01:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He probably changed into it during Great King Rat and changed again during the drum solo of Keep Yourself Alive

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Posted: 05 Dec 19, 19:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great photos! I’ve never seen the black and white outfit Freddie is wearing with the white pointed collar. Sorta looks like something a jester would wear.